Sen. Bernie Sanders did not hold anything back Thursday when he condemned the House passage of the Republican-backed bill to replace Obamacare.
“If the bill passed today in the House became law, thousands of Americans would die, because they would no longer have access to health care,” Sanders told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “AC360.”
The Vermont lawmaker and former presidential candidate claimed the Obamacare replacement provides billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest 2%.
“What kind of health care bill are we talking about when you throw 24 million people off of health insurance,” Sanders said.
Cooper asked Sanders to weigh in on health care giant Aetna pulling out of Obamacare in Virginia, citing major losses.
“What (Republicans) are doing now is consciously sabotaging the Affordable Care Act,” Sanders said. “For example, not enforce the individual mandate — many billions of dollars are not coming into the system and then rates are going up. And then they say, ‘Oh look, it’s a terrible situation rates are going up’.”
Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/hbOp7k2TQe
H.R. 676 now has 100 co-sponsors, the most it has ever seen. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) was the 100th co-sponsor, he signed on yesterday: John Conyers (D-MI) has sponsored the Medicare for All bill since 2003. Here he is explaining why: The current tally of 100 co-sponsors is the most this bill has ever had during Conyers’ relentless effort over 15 years to get it passed. The past high was in the 110th Congress, when the bill had 93 co-sponsors. The Democratic caucus was 233 members then, which meant less than 40% of Democrats supported Medicare For All. Today, we are over …Continue reading →
Well there is no shortage of things happening in the world, so lets get right to it with the Bernie & Cruz debate. The rest of the news/videos/etc will go in the comments, always glad to see familiar faces and certainly am welcome to some new ones as well!
Echoing the populist message that earned him millions of supporters in his bid for the White House, Sanders called on the United States to join “every major country on earth” to declare that “healthcare is a right,” not a privilege.
But when Sanders asked Cruz if he agrees that Americans are entitled to healthcare, the Republican — and Princeton University champion debater — turned the question back on Sanders.
“Rights mean you have a right for government not to mess with you,” Cruz said, rattling off a litany of rights under the Constitution. “It’s access to healthcare….If you think healthcare is a right, why on earth did you help write Obamacare that caused six million people to have their health insurance canceled?”
Referencing Hunter, the Texas salon owner, Cruz accused Sanders of “denying her what you say is her right.”
Sanders wasn’t amused. He countered that Americans, including Hunter, the salon owner, have “access” to purchase multi-million dollar properties owned by people like Trump, for example, but that doesn’t mean they can afford to buy them.
Good decent paying Healthcare and more jobs lost by state with recent repeal of ACA by GOP and TRUMP. Some of these details may have been not reported in detail by the MSM (main stream media): California Jobs Lost Some Notes from the Reports at: The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Federal Health Reform: A 50 State Analysis Source:George Washington University analyses The Impact of Health Reform Repeal on Employment 1 R. Bade and B. Everett, “GOP May Delay Obamacare Replacement for Years,” Politico, Dec. 1, 2016. 2 L. J. Blumberg M. Buettgens, and J. Holahan, Implications of …Continue reading →
A Bernie Platform Committee member has posted on redditt a summary of last night’s conference call with Bernie and team regarding the plan to get our amendments included in the Democratic party platform. It’s an excellent summary, so I am posting it in its entirety below. Bottom line: Whatever we cannot get included in the platform in Orlando, will go into a Minority Report. This report will be automatically voted on at our televised, national convention on the convention floor. **Platform UPDATE:** The platform committee members for Bernie had it’s first conf call last night. And Bernie opened up the …Continue reading →
Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up By BERNIE SANDERS JUNE 28, 2016 Surprise, surprise. Workers in Britain, many of whom have seen a decline in their standard of living while the very rich in their country have become much richer, have turned their backs on the European Union and a globalized economy that is failing them and their children. And it’s not just the British who are suffering. That increasingly globalized economy, established and maintained by the world’s economic elite, is failing people everywhere. Incredibly, the wealthiest 62 people on this planet own as much wealth as the bottom …Continue reading →
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